Georgetown Law students, faculty, staff and alumni share their messages of congratulations for the Georgetown Law Class of 2020.

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Alumni Messages to the Class of 2020


View the full collection of student, faculty and staff messages to the Class of 2020.

Dear Class of 2020,

It is hard to believe, but just over seven weeks ago we transitioned to a virtual learning environment. These past two months were far from what any of us could have anticipated, particularly for you, the graduating class, completing your course of study and planning for the future.

As we approach the end of the semester and what would have been commencement, I am disappointed we are not able to gather together to honor your accomplishments and your transformation from students to alumni. Despite not being able to gather in person, we will be marking the occasion on Sunday, May 17, with a video that will offer tribute to your many achievements. As a reminder, since the spring grading deadline for all students was moved to Friday, May 29, your degrees will be conferred on June 4.

We are so very proud that you are the Georgetown Law Class of 2020. At the same time, you are also members of the larger Georgetown University Class of 2020, united in this historic experience. As you may have read in President DeGioia’s message about Commencement 2020, the University will also be hosting a virtual ceremonial degree conferral on Saturday, May 16, that will be available to view online that day or when you are able. We will share a link to the virtual event closer to the day of the ceremony, and we encourage you to share it with your families and loved ones. We hope this is yet another resource to mark your accomplishments as we await the time when we can physically gather.

These virtual events are not designed to replace the experience of celebrating in person. We listened to your clear feedback about your overwhelming preference to gather as a law community to mark your graduation. We are still planning for a time when the Law Center community will come together safely to celebrate the Class of 2020. But we could not let this moment pass without collectively honoring the resilience, compassion, and commitment that went into completing your courses of study. We congratulate you on this achievement, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Georgetown Alumni community.


William M. Treanor
Dean & Executive Vice President
Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair